Fact Sheets

The On Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP) improves agricultural productivity by enhancing efficient use of water. The key project indicators include: (a) Land Productivity (yield of wheat, ton/hectare); (b) Water Productivity (yield of wheat for each volume of water used); (c) Percentage Increase in Irrigated Area. The World Bank has established a successful working relationship with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to accomplish a number of capacity-building goals. This co-financing mechanism allows USAID to meet its international commitments on donor coordination and the use of country systems, while at the same time, meeting USAID programmatic goals.

The Improving Livelihoods and Governance through Natural Resource Management contributed to Afghanistan’s capacity to conserve and sustainably manage its natural resources and improve the livelihoods of the rural communities in Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State (State) are implementing a coordinated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program that was congressionally mandated in the FY 2012 Appropriations Act.  USAID is implementing the pilot program in Guatemala, Kenya, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Ukraine.

The key to a strong democracy and transparent government is a robust media and civil society sector. The USAID Afghan Civic Engagement Program helps ensure that Afghan citizens are well-informed about the actions and performance of government institutions and officials and that they have the means to freely influence public policy and advocate for political reform.

CDC Foundation dedicates emergency operations centers in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. USAID/OFDA partners provide emergency assistance and IPC support for flood-affected people in Sierra Leone. Government of Guinea (GoG) approves use of rapid diagnostic tests for EVD.

The USAID Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) project established and managed the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) until it was transferred to the Afghan government in 2015. The follow-on project, ACE-II, seeks to build on results achieved by the previous program and expand access to agriculture-related credit to increase commercial viability of small- and medium-size farms and agribusinesses as a necessary condition for a thriving agricultural economy. ACE-II provides technical assistance to improve ADF’s management systems and catalyze its transition to a sustainable agricultural development financial institution.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been helping the Afghan government to increase children’s access to basic education since 2002.

The Early Grade Reading Survey project will acquire data and information on student reading ability in primary and community-based education schools, providing key information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to reform and improve early grade reading instruction.

USG announces nearly $419 million in new humanitarian funding to Syria, bringing the total USG contribution to more than $4.5 billion

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Low Emissions Asian Development program works with regional governments, businesses and institutions toward sustainable, low-carbon economic development, or “green growth,” across all economic sectors. The five-year program promotes regional cooperation to develop and implement low emission development strategies, improve greenhouse gas inventories and advance carbon markets in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

USAID stands at the forefront of the fight for full and equal rights for LGBTI citizens in BiH. “We at USAID are listening, and it is our goal to help you make sure others listen, too,” the USAID/BiH Program Office Director told activists in Sarajevo. Progress on LGBTI rights in BiH is often a matter of two steps forward and one step back, but USAID support ensures that citizens and advocates do not walk alone.

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Last updated: April 26, 2017